The main difference is that this is good. Eddie gets a job in a deli where he talks them into allowing an open mic night. How are your shows doing in the ratings? They are a tribe unto themselves and this show shines a light on the workings of their community and their compulsions. I truly do not understand all the negativity and one star reviews of this show. The story line is more dark than it is funny but it seems truthful. And the show has a keen eye on how life was during the 1970s one noticeable flaw is that all of the vehicle are of 1970s vintage instead of the range from mid-1950s until the early 1970s that would have been on the road at the time although many of social and political attitudes are that of its 21st century filming period. The writing, the acting, the cinematography, the costume the sets.
I immediately had to go back and watch the first 4 episodes. Did I mention it wasn't funny? The series premiering June 4 follows comedy newcomers taking a shot at stardom in mid-1970s Los Angeles. When I started watching the series here on disc I wasn't all that impressed after the initial episode. The only interesting scenes took place in the record company offices. If I were to try and compare it to something, I would compare it to M.
It is always interesting to explore what drives comedians, who give us so much joy and yet so often are deeply flawed and unhappy themselves. Stop filming with the 70's filter. The writing shows a surprising sensitivity and nuance, and there's something about that plus the 70s setting that reminds me of Almost Famous. I really like this show and think others will too if they understand what it is and what it is not. From the opening music, you understand there is a pall over this show. When I started watching the show, it didn't seem great, I was a bit disappointed, but a few episodes in I felt it had started to move in the right direction so I kept watching.
On September 8, 2017, Showtime renewed the series for a 10-episode second season. It's about a thousand times better and, unlike this series, you really feel for the people in it. It's funny and touching examination of the lives of upcoming comedians masks the true magic of the show, which is to relate universal struggle all of us face in trying to realize our future potential while nurturing healthy relationships and balancing responsibilities right now. I love this show as I loved Roadies. It's not a sitcom, folks. When i was watching this my impression was it all seems very realistic down to earth. I am not shocked at what this profession has to go through and endure, all dignity put aside and pride to hide.
This show, I'm Dying Up Here, is pitch perfect. Ignore the one star reviews and give it a try. I also read some complaints about the amount of smoking on the show--but I remember the 70s, and even through the 80s we lived in a haze of the stuff. He seems to be the most level headed of the bunch, even if he has his own demons that stem from his time in Vietnam, the focus on one episode. This is the real deal. Not only does he have the envious position of emcee at Goldie's he's also a writer for the Sonny and Cher show.
This is an artfully crafted period piece that portrays the culture, the beauty, the struggles, and the joys of an American art form - stand-up comedy. But he knows his stuff. Goldie attempts to join into a partnership with him as she expands her business pursuits. The characters are three-dimensional, flawed but mostly likeable, and I found myself rooting for them when they succeeeded and sympathizing when they failed. As the series progresses we see her realize that she's accepted but not thought of in the same manner as her male counterparts. You don't normally see what is behind it all in this business and what a struggling aspiring artist goes through and this one nailed it on the head!!! Reconciling our past with our present.
There are a lot of different characters to remember but the character, Clay Abruzzi, was the most memorable. People slap themselves on the back for making the same tired old observations about human behaviour that have been made thousands of times before as if they've made some incredible breakthrough in self-awareness. I began to hope that some would find their way to stardom and wished that others would abandon their dream and become something else. The show focuses on the daily struggles and successes of both Goldie and the comics. This is not the case though. The 2009 book by William Knoedelseder chronicled the early days of Los Angeles institution, The Comedy Store.
I need to find out who makes it as a big comedian and who goes back to a life of mediocrity. Behind all of the madness is the joy of giving and receiving that so called gift of laughter which is a temporary fix like band-aid healing experience that works for everyone. Showtime's new drama I'm Dying Up Here about the world of 1970s stand-up comedy certainly has a lot of real life material to draw from — both humorous and tragic. MacDonald Cindy Caponera July 16, 2017 2017-07-16 0. A gritty, fictional drama set in the 1970s comedy scene in L. I will note that the show feels the need to use as much language as a Showtime series seems to enjoy and that the standard nude scenes are there that I've come to expect with anything shown on pay cable networks.
The writing, the acting, the character development and the music are all perfect, plus if you are a fan of Stand Up Comedy this is to not be missed. There are gems in this show. I'm really glad I didn't let the 6. She really made the first comedy club, and I will believe that until the day I die. Excellent show, can't wait for Season 2 because by the end of this last episode I was left wanting more and finally feeling intimately connected to each character. The professional humor is off the stage.
This show does what the best ensemble shows do well, which is combine and recombine the characters into different situations, so that their relationships with one another become how we understand who they are just like our relationships do in real life. The pilot really doesn't do justice to the rest of the show--and that's a good thing, because I would always rather watch a show hit its stride and get better than watch it go downhill. Former stand-up comic and series creator David Flebotte instead chose to create composite characters based on real comedians and Comedy Store alums. The show's raison d'etre isn't to only be funny; but, as a show about comics, it carries the water it needs to in order to make things belieable. To those who are comparing this to Vinyl - it's a valid point of comparison.